Since Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom made its HBO debut in June of 2012, John Gallagher Jr. has been one of the ensemble dramedy’s standout stars. But in this summer’s indie hit Short Term 12, written and directed by Destin Cretton, Gallagher proved that he’s got what it takes to light up the screen all on his own. In Zachary Wigon’s upcoming The Heart Machine, Gallagher will get a chance to do just that, as a young man involved in an online relationship who begins to suspect that he’s been catfished—and decides to investigate. On Sept. 3, HBO officially announced that The Newsroom will be back for a third season next summer, so he’s got that happening, too.